I still love you, but you guys were split EXACTLY down the middle about what color to paint the damn vine.
First, I'd like to apologize to the 3 people who liked neither option, but I couldn't really leave it plywood, now could I?
And because you all left me with no direction...I ombred that shit.
I am just pleased as punch with this project as I've done it ALL myself (with the exception of making Nate hold it against the wall for me) so I can give you all the nitty gritty here.
Step 1: Paint the bottom 1/3 of your piece your darkest color feathering out(I did this right out of the paint sample as to not waste another paper plate- and we used "Pencil" by Martha Stewart)
Step 2: Paint your top 1/3 of your piece your lightest color (Again, right out of the paint sample, ours was the base white feathering out.
Step 3: On your first paper plate, pour a heap of your darkest color and a smidge of white. Mix using a new brush. Paint a section coming up off of your darkest color. When your brush is mostly empty, feather into the darker color. (Shade 2)
Step 4: Blend as needed.
Step 5: Take half of the paint that you blended for Shade 2 and put it on a new plate.
Step 6: Add more white to Shade 2. This is now Shade 3.
Step 7: Because we had a cut in the middle of our piece, we used Shade 3 on both pieces (the top of one and the bottom of the other) Repeat the blending and feathering process.
Step 8: Continue mixing shades until you reach your lightest color making sure to feather as you go.
Let your project dry and you will have a fantastic ombre!
It sat leaning against the wall patiently waiting for Nate to get home (me not so patiently)
A few nails later and some touch up paint and it was up!
As it was super late when I took this picture, I will post whole room pictures when the sun is up :)
May the power of the ombre be with you.